About Me

Fishers, IN
I'm Kelly, 28, and married to the nicest guy on earth Jason, 27. We have one daughter, Ella who is 2. We also have two dogs, KJ and Junior, who Ella will tell you are her bestest friends ever. I love looking at blogs for home decor ideas, DIY projects, and parties.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Patch, Swimming, and Halloween Costumes

We took Ella to AppleWorks this past weekend. I've finally figured out how to upload my pictures on my new computer, so here are a few of my favorites:

First we went to the play area with the pumpkins and hay bales.

We rode the train and fed animals.

Then picked out our pumpkins. Ella wore her pink sunglasses the whole time.

The next day we went to the Plainfield Indoor Splash Park, with her cousins. It was so warm in there, and nice to swim when its on 58 degrees outside.

I also finished up our Halloween costumes today. Here's a preview of Jason's, he had a work costume party tonight.

We have round one of trick-or-treating on Saturday the 30th, so I will post pics of all our costumes then.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Planning

So Jason and I decided to try Thanksgiving at our house this year. For the past four years we have driven from Columbus an hour to his family's only to stay for an hour or two. Then we would drive another hour to my family's and stay until dark, only to drive another hour and a half home. Since we had Ella, it makes it even harder because she always wants to stay at each place. And hopefully next year, there will be another little one, so we thought we would start this year for a test drive.
Everyone who knows me, knows that I get a little obsessive with planning things. So with only four weeks left until Thanksgiving, I've officially started planning. I already have my spreadsheet of guests and the menu of who is bringing what. Now all I have left is to plan the actual gathering, decorations and other things. I've been searching online, between homework assignments, for fun Thanksgiving sites. Here are some of my favorites:

These chic color schemes and decorating ideas from Hostess with the Mostess daily blog are so neat. My brain is already turning. Below is another inexpensive but cute centerpiece from HWTM daily blog.

Love these candle centerpieces from  Country Living. There are several good ideas in the slideshow. Slide 17 has directions how to make this one.

This pillow idea from BHG.com is easy and festive. I have so many throw pillows around the house, I could easily make a cover for every holiday! There are other easy fall decorating projects on this slideshow. Directions for the pillow are on slide 4. The picture frame idea could be an interesting take on a door wreath.

These felt trivets from MarthaStewart.com are also easy and inexpensive to protect hands and tabletops from hot side dishes.

Here is the first page of my planning spreadsheet. I'm working on a timeline for another page.

I'll keep you posted on what I end up making and using for Thanksgiving this year.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Doctor's Appointment

For those of you who know, Jason and I have been trying to get pregnant again since Ella's 1st birthday in 2009. In May 2010, my doctor started me on Clomid to try to induce cycles for us to conceive. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome when I was 16 or 17, and always knew that it could be difficult to conceive because of the cysts and the hormones they release. Thats why we were so surprised when we found out we were pregnant with Ella (I had a large cyst rupture the month before, we think I ovulated because my progesterone was low enough without the cyst). We were so happy when she arrived, and she has blessed our lives everyday since. Which is why we want to have more!
So I have been on Clomid since May, with no results. I went to the doctor today for a follow up, and he said that because I never even had a regular cycle during the past 6 months, that we were going to get aggressive. Starting with my next cycle, they are doubling the dosage of Clomid. About halfway into my cycle, I will actually go to the doctors office 3 or 4 times for ultrasounds to see if I have any mature follicles. When I do, they will give me a shot of Luteinizing Hormone to induce ovulation (basically it makes my ovaries release an egg, which they haven't been doing on their own). So that is where we are now. Jason is in training right now, so I haven't even told him today, but I think he will be happy because this should be much cheaper than we were expecting from this appointment. So you are some of the first to know!

Welcome to our blog!

I have a few friends who have blogs on blogspot.com, and I've always loved peeking into their lives and keeping updated. I decided to start this blog to keep everyone update on our Peasley Family. Mostly this is prompted by our desire to have more children, and for those of you who know us well, know that we have been having fertility "issues" for well over a year now. This way we can keep everyone updated on how that is currently going, and updates on our family as well. I hope everyone enjoys peeking into our lives.